Dorothy E. Groen

Dorothy E. Groen
Dorothy E. Groen

SHANNON – Dorothy E. Groen, 87, of Shannon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

She was born May 13, 1931, in Shannon, to Pete and Carrie (Eichmeier) Mohlenkamp. Dorothy married Elmer Groen on Aug. 30, 1953. They raised their family in the Shannon area where she was a homemaker and helped on the farm. Dorothy was a cook for the Shannon School for 25 years. After retirement, she baked numerous pies for friends and family all over the Shannon area and for local farmers markets.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Rick (Betty) Groen; her daughter, Dawn (John) Collman; grandchildren, Shawn (Dee) Groen, Shelby (Curt) Johnson, Kara (Kevin) Howell, Gretta (Dennis) Clapp, Ben Collman and Hannah Collman; great-grandchildren, Gage, Madelyn, Alaina, Trevor, AJ, Luke, Reece and Mya; and her sister, Lois Swalve.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Craig Groen; sister, Helen Swalve; and brother, Lemoine Mohlenkamp.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and the funeral at 11 a.m. today at Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon. Interment will be at Brethren Cemetery in Shannon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

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